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Vegan Silk Dresses

Stella McCartney and Bolt Threads are Making Synthetic Spider Silk Garments

— November 10, 2017 — Eco
Stella McCartney and Bolt Threads have teamed up to introduce the world of high fashion to synthetic spider silk.

As a designer, Stella McCartney is known for creating environmentally friendly fashion garments without the use of leather, fur, feathers and other animal-derived materials. This new partnership is now making it possible for the designer to explore the use of proteins found in nature for the creation of innovative fibers and fabrics.

Bolt Threads creates its vegan synthetic silk by feeding corn syrup to a yeast fermentation, which makes for an end product that is sustainable, cruelty-free and helps to reduce pollution. The first piece from the partnership between Stella McCartney and Bolt Threads will introduce a one-off gold dress that will be exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art's 'Items: Is Fashion Modern?'
Trend Themes
1. Synthetic Spider Silk - The partnership between Stella McCartney and Bolt Threads will introduce synthetic spider silk in high fashion garments.
2. Vegan Fabrics - Stella McCartney's exploration of proteins found in nature for the creation of innovative fibers and fabrics raises the trend for vegan clothing.
3. Cruelty-free Production - Using Bolt Thread's vegan synthetic silk, the partnership creates garments that are sustainable, cruelty-free, and can help reduce pollution.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion - Stella McCartney's use of vegan and environmentally friendly materials establishes a trend for sustainable fashion.
2. Textile - Bolt Threads' innovative process of yeast fermentation to create sustainable fabrics disrupts the traditional methods in textile production.
3. Eco-friendly Materials - The partnership promotes the use of eco-friendly materials in fashion, opening opportunities for industries producing non-toxic and sustainable materials.
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